Education Services

DJJ operates a Local Education Agency (LEA) recognized as the California Education Authority. Our LEA contains three High Schools that are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in each of our correctional facilities. Each high school provides youth with curriculum that meets the California Department of Education (CDE) requirements for High School and is similar to what students would receive in their local communities. Youth are scheduled to attend school based on their individual academic needs.

Our goal is to support each youth so that they earn their high school diploma while they are with us. Youth whose commitment period is too short to fulfill the high school diploma requirements are given an opportunity to earn their GED. DJJ considers a diploma or GED a minimum requirement for parole consideration. High School graduates and GED recipients may further their education and training by participating in college classes, post-secondary course work, or Career Technical Education.

DJJ provides Special Education and English Learner services to all students who qualify with fully credentialed faculty. Education rights holders are encouraged to participate in the Individualized Education Program process for the youth they represent.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) sets out the requirements for the protection of parental and student privacy, including privacy of student records. Generally, parents and/or students must provide written consent before an educational agency may disclose personally identifiable information (PII). However, there are exceptions to this general rule. Specifically, an educational agency must provide PII when ordered by a court, which the CDE has been ordered to do in this litigation. The CDE is obligated to inform the parent or student that the court has ordered it to produce documents and/or data that includes those individuals’ PII, and that such persons may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure. To that end, and to comply with FERPA, the CDE is requesting that LEAs and special education local planning areas (SELPAs) post the link to CDE’s website from February 1, 2016, through April 1, 2016. The link provides the Notice and Objection Form required by FERPA.

High School Names and Locations

Headquarters Education Services

California Education Authority
Kim Rigg, Superintendent of Education
P.O. Box 588501
Elk Grove, CA 95758-8501
Voice: (916) 683-7754
FAX: (916) 683-7769